tl;dr - If anyone ever needs to talk, or needs support, I’m here.
I’m at the end of a stressful, shitty early morning. Forces beyond my control, and decisions I made that seemed right in the moment but proved to be mistakes, left me feeling powerless and worthless. Self-destructive.
You’re never over depression, folks. It’s always waiting there in the corner, leering, watching for a weak moment to jump in and start whispering in your ear.
Stay frosty, and keep your tools to fight it ready.
You can get through it, even at it’s worst, and emerge back into the real world, where you are awesome.
If you don’t feel strong enough to resist Depression long enough on your own, get help. Asking for help, navigating the US’s nightmarish health care system or the bureaucracy to find a free counselor or the timing to sit down with the right friends, takes a lot of bravery and struggle, but it is worth it. You are worth it.
If you can’t do those things, just know you’ll get through it, no matter how bad it seems in the moment. There will be another moment, not too long from now, when you feel ok again.
When you’re strong, work on the long-term things that bother you. Make lists of things you need to get done, get those things done, and cross them off those lists. While you are strong, work towards making your life the one you want, so that when you are weak, it’s easier to see Depression’s lies for what they are.
If anyone ever needs to talk, or needs support, I’m here.